N.J. police ready for Super Bowl

Workers set up a tent, which will serve as an access point into MetLife Stadium during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, are seen from the stadium suite level, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Police officials say security for the Super Bowl will include about 4,000 government and private officers assigned to the stadium on game day. Fans arriving at the game by mass transit on Feb. 2 will encounter a security perimeter extending 300 feet from entrances to the stadium. They'll be funneled into temporary pavilions for airport-style screening. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The parking lot at MetLife Stadium has opened for the Super Bowl.

Parking passes cost $150 and vehicles are subject to scans for security reasons.

Football fans can visit the Gameday Fan Plaza, which features music and activities, until the gates open starting at 2 p.m. EST.

State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman says fans will see a large law enforcement presence at the stadium. Grossman says there have been no problems.

New Jersey Transit is gearing up to transport fans to the game.

Spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers began arriving at the rail station in Secaucus around 11 a.m. Snyder says there are a lot of colorful people and things are running smoothly.

Officials will check passengers’ bags before they board trains to the stadium.

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